Monday, February 26, 2007

Pheasant by the Fence

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I glanced out the kitchen window and saw this Ring-Necked Pheasant walking along the barbwire fence.

The Flamingos don't appear to be alarmed by his presence.

When I was 14 we took a vacation trip to Oregon and I found a feather from a Pheasant. When I got back to school, I wrote a vacation essay about it, only I called it a Ring Naked Pheasant.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Peep Research

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Just in time for Easter.
Funny experiments with Peeps
"Peep Health: Perhaps one of the most under-represented areas of study worldwide, issues of Peep well-being are only now making their way into the mainstream consciousness.

* Risk Analysis: Investigating the effects of smoking and alcohol on Peep health.
* Medical Miracle! Quintuplet Peep siblings, conjoined at birth, have been separated through this daring application of modern medicine!
* Fear Response: Discover what causes this dramatic Peep behavior."

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Hawk in the Pussy Willow

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Click to see photoYesterday I took this picture of the Pussy Willow in the dense fog.

The tree is a big hangout for the sparrows.

Today Mrs. Geezer called me into the kitchen, "Come quick, there is a hawk in the tree!".

I ran into the kitchen with the camera and this is what I saw.


You can't see the little sparrows hiding in the branches but the Red Tailed Hawk sure could.

He tried every which way to get at the birds but they were pretty safe as long as they stayed there.


I think they instinctively knew that if They Fly, They Die.

The hawk jumped on the ground and tried to climb under the branches but he wasn't able to squeeze in.

He finally gave up and flew away.

We think it is a young hawk, probably the same one we saw the other day sitting on the gate when we were in the Spa.

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